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Old 03-27-2019, 08:05 AM
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I hate that for you, but it will be worth it.

For what it's worth, I showed my wife your build thread last night...she said "Wow! We should get in line for one of those." I'm going to the boat show with her here Friday, but I imagine we'll be calling Dave Friday afternoon and telling him to save us a slot for a Wild Knights carbon copy. She (and I) truly love what you're building.
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Old 03-27-2019, 08:22 AM
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I hate that for you, but it will be worth it.

For what it's worth, I showed my wife your build thread last night...she said "Wow! We should get in line for one of those." I'm going to the boat show with her here Friday, but I imagine we'll be calling Dave Friday afternoon and telling him to save us a slot for a Wild Knights carbon copy. She (and I) truly love what you're building.
Thanks! That's a great compliment. I'll have to tell Lindsay. We put in a great deal of thought into the build.

Enjoy the boat show. I'm sure you will be calling Dave also. There are some other really nice cats and builders out there, but none of them give you the same value that Dave is currently offering. We are really happy with our choice. Dave has been very patient with us.
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Old 03-27-2019, 08:25 AM
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It sucks about the seats but I'm reasonable. I know stuff happens.

I'm just happy Dave hasn't been pressuring us to get it done.

I'll just order earlier (and you should also) if I buy another pair in the future.

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Wow, sorry to hear the bad news about the seats. Could you get some measurements, do the spacing, finish the build, and take delivery now? Do the final seat install in another four months or whenever they arrive?
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At least you made Dave get a bigger place.
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Old 03-27-2019, 12:03 PM
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Wow, sorry to hear the bad news about the seats. Could you get some measurements, do the spacing, finish the build, and take delivery now? Do the final seat install in another four months or whenever they arrive?
Seats never made it off the delivery truck. We could just use measurements, but sure would be swell to have them there before we start fiberglassing down the seat/tackle center.
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At least you made Dave get a bigger place.
True. I probably wont be booted outside until next month. Lol
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At least you made Dave get a bigger place.
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Old 03-27-2019, 02:13 PM
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Wow, those are the nicest looking boat seats I’ve ever seen.
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Wow, those are the nicest looking boat seats I’ve ever seen.
Thanks. I really appreciate that. I sketched up quite a few designs to finalize on those. I think it should tie the boat together nicely.
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Jeesh you'll miss a lot of good boating time this year. You would think when they are shipping out these seats that cost more than some used cars they would protect them better. And the shipper could not read that big red sign. Your seats should go to the front of the line for the repair work. <fingers crossed for speedy return> I think I'd have called them and gained permission to keep one a few days for measurements so you can wrap up the glass work.

Any word on your engines?
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Jeesh you'll miss a lot of good boating time this year. You would think when they are shipping out these seats that cost more than some used cars they would protect them better. And the shipper could not read that big red sign. Your seats should go to the front of the line for the repair work. <fingers crossed for speedy return> I think I'd have called them and gained permission to keep one a few days for measurements so you can wrap up the glass work.

Any word on your engines?
No update on the motors. I'm going to call Dave today and see what's going on with that.
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Went by the new shop today. The crews are working, boats are multiplying. Fun to watch.




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The indeck boxes and fish boxes are coming to life. Just need a gasket and then we see how long they hold ice





All hinges are Gemlux friction hinges.
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The upgraded bilge hatches came out great! Still need gaskets, but you get the idea



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So alittle while back, I told Dave about these bilge drain plugs that Gemlux makes. It allows you to open them from inside the boat. Which sounds funny, unless your boat is on a lift.

That's the benefit of going with a semi custom builder. Dave is happy to accommodate individual requests





Or I guess they would come in handy if you ever forgot to put them in, you wouldnt need to go back to the dock.
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So alittle while back, I told Dave about these bilge drain plugs that Gemlux makes. It allows you to open them from inside the boat. Which sounds funny, unless your boat is on a lift.
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There's only one problem. Have yoy tried to reach them?

I had a bilge pump go bad and bought an exact replacement. Had to hold my little buddy by the ankles just so he could snap the new ones in.

She may be able to be lowered in feet first to reach them. Or there might need to be some toe holds like those climbing walls to get out. Or some sort of Stainless cable or swiveled rod you can use to take in and out.
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Then again with that superwide swim platform you may be able to reach them easier by laying down and reaching over the side when on the lift. Regardless those handles are great in that you at least won't lose them.
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